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American English: /ʃɪp/
British English: /ʃɪp/

Translation of ship in Spanish:


  • a sailing ship
    un velero
    a passenger ship
    un barco or un buque de pasajeros
    a container ship
    un buque portacontenedores
    on board ship to abandon ship
    abandonar el barco
    a ship of the line [archaic]
    un buque de guerra
    the ship's company
    la tripulación
    the ship's doctor
    el médico de a bordo
    like ships that pass in the night
    como extraños
    to run a tight ship
    ser muy eficiente
    when my ship comes in o home
    cuando me toque la lotería

transitive verb -pp-

  • 1 1.1 (send by sea)
    enviar or mandar por barco
    I'm having my trunk shipped out
    voy a mandar el baúl por barco
    1.2 (send) we ship goods anywhere in the country
    enviamos or despachamos mercancías a cualquier parte del país
    Example sentences
    • The construction company is shipping the goods to the town and is asking its customers to help with the appeal for goods and building materials.
    • When we speak of trade, we usually think of goods being shipped across borders.
    • For the same reasons, many U.S. online merchants, particularly smaller companies, do not currently ship goods to Canada.
    Example sentences
    • Of course, we'll cut their benefits, combat pay and make it difficult to ship their goods home from their overseas postings.
    • Trade goods were shipped from French Atlantic ports to Quebec, then to Montreal, to be sold to small companies of traders licensed to deal with Native suppliers in the interior.
    • If all else fails, the mafia hijack transports of cigarettes and alcohol and then ship the stolen goods into Britain.
  • 2 (take on board)
    to ship oars (in rowing)
    subir or levantar los remos
    to ship water

intransitive verb -pp-

  • (serve aboard a ship)
    trabajar como tripulante
    I shipped aboard as second mate in Singapore
    me embarqué como segundo oficial en Singapur

Phrasal verbs

ship off

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1.2 (send away)

ship out

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
enviar or mandar por barco
2verb + adverb he shipped out to Hawaii
(se) embarcó para Hawai

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